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Churchill Downs

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Address: 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
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This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since...

This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875.

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Twilight at the downs is the best!

Cheaper prices on beer and hot dogs make this night a great time for friends to have an affordable night out. I also love the food trucks for more eating options. They brought the... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2016
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Cheaper prices on beer and hot dogs make this night a great time for friends to have an affordable night out. I also love the food trucks for more eating options. They brought the horses right up to the fence so we could see the horses.

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Ozark, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I came to the track for the experience. We came on a Thursday night twilight race. Very friendly and accommodating staff. One exception was one grumpy bet taker but hey he was one in about 50. I wasn't real impressed with the food but it was reasonably priced. While I didn't drink beer the twilight race offered... More 

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Noblesville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I have been all over Churchill downs for races from the infield to millionaires row and always have a great time! The food is good the service is great and the parking is good too! I have been to the derby twice and recommend trying a Lilly or a mint julep because they have commemorative glasses you can keep! Also... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Forget about the Kentucky Oaks, the Derby, and Downs After Dark. All of those are cool happenings with a see-and-be-seen vibe, and are loads of fun. But go to Churchill Downs on a weekday. Five thousand people in a place built to accommodate 100+ thousand leaves you lots of opportunity to explore the grounds, visit the paddock between races, place... More 

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Thank RDB1960
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Churchill Downs has been on my bucket list for years. I was thrilled to actually see the entire facility in person. TV does not do it justice. The place is absolutely beautiful.

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Roscoe, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Very nice facility. Tour included the race track, paddock area, visitors center. Our very large group had the opportunity to view a video about the track and some of the history. Tours were in groups of 20 - 25 people. Enjoyed the opportunity to visit.

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Saline, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

If you are like me and enjoy sporting events and a bit of friendly wagering - no more than $10/race - a Saturday at the track can be a great time. We skipped the Derby and went on a different weekend but generally had a good time.

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Moline, IL
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Fast paced exciting afternoon of races and betting. The beautiful horses were amazing! A must-do is sampling a mint julep ... although, I could not finish it, lol

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Louisville, Kentucky
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

What else needs to be said? This is Churchill Downs, the home of The Kentucky Derby!!! Even if it's not the first Saturday in May, this place exudes the history and tradition of thoroughbreds, famous jockeys and trainers and the excitement of a wager or two on your favorite horse to WIN, PLACE or SHOW!

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Dothan, Alabama
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

CD is a fun place, simply because horse racing is not widespread and seeing the horses run live is impressive. This is still an old horse track, so there's some things that go along with that, such as older facilities, degenerate gamblers, and plenty of smoking. The food options were fairly differing and drinks were priced on the high side... More 

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